Monday, August 07, 2006

The wilful misuse of penguins

Penguins are great. There is no doubt about it. Penguins are remarkable creatures able to survive and thrive in environments that would cause humans to lie down and die horribly without hugely expensive survival gear. I defy anyone to watch penguins hurling themselves up sheer cliffs and icebergs to get out of the sea and not be massively impressed. Or watch them 'flying' under water and not be warmed by their grace and speed.

However, penguins have a problem, they are not glamourous. Compared to say, a Golden Eagle, penguins get a raw deal. Who heard of a penguin being a symbol of freedom? The problem is penguins are funny. Very funny. As an example, look at this picture of penguins looking at a cuddly toy:



See, they aren't even trying to be funny. Jim Davidson would give his eye teeth to be half as funny as these penguins.

However, due to the natural humour of the penguin people feel they can use them to create humour where there is none. See below:



Now much as I approve of the sentiment of knocking George Bush, the wilful misuse of the noble penguin is not right. Penguins should only be used to support genuinely funny jokes or ideas. Like this.....


Take note penguin abusers....

3 comments:

Fat Roland said...

Penguins have great survival skills unless they're in a lorry, in which case, um, they don't.

See:
http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=5254895

This happened two days after this post. Someone isn't listening to you, dammit.

9/10ths Full of Penguins said...

You see, this IS the kind of thing that happens when people don't respect penguins. One day they will rise, then woe to us all....

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